Casemate Barely There range for Samsung Galaxy II and iPhone 4

If you’re tired of reading endless iPhone case reviews and wondering why your Samsung Galaxy S doesn’t get more love than look no further (well look no further than halfway through this article – I’ve snuck an iPhone 4 case review in at the end as well. Also maybe try not reading reviews for cases of phones you don’t own).


We’ve looked at a few casemate releases recently – battery packs, novelty animal designs and even a combo purse/phone thing that turned a few heads. The Barely There range however is in the less is more school of case making and is more about supporting your phone than it is about detracting.
The slim and minimal case design is for people who are really into the look and feel of their Galaxy S II and don’t want to augment the design or add bulk to an already massive handset. In addition to protection, cases offer a way to bring a little colour to the device and the Barely There range comes in a variety of colours, including a T2-esque metallic silver.

Apparently made from specially engineered materials, including a hard-to-break plastic shell, the form fitting case slims in all the right places, getting out of the way of buttons, ports and connectors. Of course, this does make it a little bit like squeezing into a pair of perfect jeans and popping the case on and off in a hurry is a little bit difficult. Then again this is a problem that affects maybe 30 people doing case reviews and no one else so it’s not a major concern.

The iPhone 4 Barely There case is all of the above, just wrapped around a smaller, older and yet somehow insanely popular phone. There is a circular cut-out so you can let the world see your Apple logo except for the brushed aluminium version which has a lovely metal lining and a case mate logo.

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